Forecasts of hailstorms will be posted on the hailstorm forecasts website at the start of the season as the season unfolds from about August 2009. The first 2 months will be free. Depending on the risk and ability to pinpoint locations, the aim of the forecasts is to forecasts risk of severe weather occurring specifically targetted to hailstorms. The size of the possible hailstones will also be indicated. When the warning is high risk or sometimes even moderate, a more detailed forecast is provided attempting to include time of hail threat and regional locations that could be affected. The purpose of these hail forecasts is to provide anyone with as much lead up information to keep safe. As always, weather is very unpredictable and these are provided as guidance despite the success rate should ONLY be used as a guide. Strange things have occurred even outside the zone. The main purpose of these forecasts are coverage of the eastern states – occasionally the Perth and Adelaide region and surrounds may also be covered.
A FREE warning service is available from the Early Warning Network (EWN) who provide enhanced warnings of approaching hailstorms, floods, bush fires, and other severe weather threats that may affect your region.